Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

Using MBSE for the Operational Analysis of Systems

Last year, I wrote that one of the most important characteristics of a strong systems engineering organization is knowing the operational setting in which the system-under-development will be placed. (See: 9 Characteristics of Good Systems Engineering.) Whether you are an organization contemplating a new system initiative or product development, or …

The Language of Models

We talk a lot about “modeling language” in the world of systems engineering. That phrase gets used in a variety of ways with different meanings. It is the focus of discussions of standards. And yet, the variety of the usage of “modeling language” has some deleterious effects on the understanding …

MBSE: System Models, Executable Models, and More

When engineers speak about model-based systems engineering, or MBSE, the term “model” is used in many ways. Unfortunately, this only creates confusion between systems engineers, modeling and simulation engineers, and detail engineers. We all use models, so does this mean we’re now model-based? No. Remember that MBSE was devised as …